Bright clouds of gas and dust emanate from the nascent binary star system known as Herbig-Haro 46/47, shown in near-infrared light. While stars condense out of gas in the interstellar medium, their gravity also slingshots much of the material away, regulating the speed of their development. (Photo/VCG)
The James Webb Space Telescope has captured the activity of a pair of forming young stars in high-resolution near-infrared light. These stars, known as Herbig-Haro 46/47, are imaged within the orange-white splotch, buried in a disk of gas and dust.